Break past tense: verb forms, definition, and conjugation

What are the past and past participle verbs of break? Know the detail of verb forms, meaning, and conjugations. 

Past tense of break, Verb forms, definition, and conjugation

Break past tense


Meaning/Definition

Break = separate something into pieces, damage body part, damage part of machine, tear surface, disobey rules, go back on word, end bad situation, end silence, finish relationship, interrupt something, ruin somebody’s life

 

Past tense and past participle

What is the past tense of break?

 Answer: broke

The past tense of break is broke.

What is the past participle of break?

Answer: broken

The past participle of break is broken.

 

Verb forms

Verb 1

Verb 2

Verb 3

Verb 4

Verb 5

break

Broke

broken

breaking

breaks


Root/base form/infinitive (verb 1): break

-          Full Infinitive/To-infinitive: to break

(It’s a basic verb form but usually preceded by “to”)

-          Past simple(verb 2): broke

broke is the past tense of break.

-          past participle(verb 3): broken

broken is the past participle of break.

-          Present participle(verb 4): breaking

breaking is the present participle of break.

-          Third-person singular(verb 5): breaks

breaks is the third person singular of break.


Break conjugation

-          Simple present tense

[Statement]

I + break

We / you / they + break

He/ She /It + breaks

[Negative]

I +do not + break

 We / you / they + do not + break

He /She /It + does not + breaks

[Interrogative]

Do + I + break?

Do + We / you / they + break?

Does + He / She / It + break?

 

-          Present continuous tense (progressive)

[Statement]

I + am + breaking

We / you / they + are + breaking

He / she / it + is + breaking

[Negative]

I am not + breaking

We / you / they + are not + breaking

He / she / it + is not + breaking

[Interrogative]

Am I + breaking?

Are + We / you / they + breaking?

Is + He /She/It + breaking?

 

-          Present perfect tense

[Statement]

I + have + broken

We / you / they + have + broken

 He / she / it + has + broken

[Negative]

I + have not + broken

 We / you / they + have not + broken

 He / she / it + has not + broken

[Interrogative]

Have + I + broken?

Have + We / you / they + broken?

Has + he /she /it + broken?

 

-          Present perfect continuous tense

[Statement]

I + have been + breaking

 We / you / they + have been + breaking

He / she / it + has been + breaking

[Negative]

I + have not been + breaking

We / you / they + have not been + breaking

He / she / it + has not been + breaking

[Interrogative]

Have I been + breaking?

 Have + we / you / they + been + breaking?

Has + he / she / it + been + breaking?

 

-          Simple past tense

[Statement]

I + broke

We / you / they + broke

He / she /it + broke

[Negative]

I + did not + break

We / you / they + did not + break

He /she /it + did not + break

[Interrogative]

Did +I + break?

Did + we / you / they + break?

Did + he / she /it + break?

 

-          Past continuous tense

[Statement]

I + was + breaking

We / you / they + were + breaking

He /she /it + was + breaking

[Negative]

I + was not + breaking

We /you / they +were not + breaking

He /she /it +was not + breaking

[Interrogative]

Was +I + breaking?

Were + we / you / they + breaking?

Was + he / she / it + breaking?

 

-          Past perfect tense

[Statement]

I +had + broken

We /you / they + had + broken

He /she /it + had + broken

[Negative]

I +had not + broken

We / you / they +had not + broken

He /she / it + had not + broken

[Interrogative]

Had + I + broken?

Had + we / you /they + broken?

Had + he / she/ it + broken?

 

-          Past perfect continuous tense

[Statement]

I + had been + breaking

We / you /they +had been + breaking

He / she /it + had been + breaking

[Negative]

I + had not been + breaking

We /you / they + had not been + breaking

He /she /it + had not been + breaking

[Interrogative]

Had + I + been + breaking?

Had + we /you /they +been + v 4?

Had + he /she /it + been + breaking?

 

-          Simple future tense

[Statement]

I + will/shall + break

We /you /they + will + break

He /she /it + will + break

[Negative]

I + will/shall not + break

We /you /they + will not + break

He /she / it + will not + break

[Interrogative]

Will/shall + I + break?

Will/shall + we /you /they + break?

Will/shall + he /she /it + break?

 

-          Future continuous tense

[Statement]

I + will be + breaking

We /you /they + will be + breaking

He /she /it + will be + breaking

[Negative]

I +will not be + breaking

We /you /they + will not be + breaking

[Interrogative]

Will I + be + breaking?

Will + we / you /they + be + breaking?

Will + he / she /it + be + breaking?

 

-          Future perfect tense

[Statement]

I + will have + broken

We /you / they + will have + broken

He /she /it + will have + broken

[Negative]

I + will not have + broken

We /you / they + will not have + broken

He /she /it + will not have + broken

[Interrogative]

Will I + have + broken?

Will/Shall + we / you /they + have + broken?

Will/Shall + he /she /it + have + broken?

 

-          Future perfect continuous

[Statement]

I + will have been + breaking

We / you /they + will have been + breaking

He /she / it + will have been + breaking

[Negative]

I + will not have been + breaking

We / you / they + will not have been + breaking

He / she / it + will not have been + breaking

[Interrogative]

Will + I + have been + breaking?

Will + we / you / they + have been + breaking?

Will + he /she /it + have been + breaking?

 

Conditional

Present:

[Statement] 

I + would + break

 We/ you/ they + break

He/ she/ it + would + break

[Negative]

I + would not + break

 We/ you/ they +would not + break

 He/ she/ it + would not + break

[Interrogative]

Would + I + break?

 Would + We/ you/ they + break?

 Would + He/ she/ it + break?

 

Past:

[Statement]

I +would have + broken

 We/ you / they + would have + broken

He /she /it+ would have + broken

[Negative]

 I + would not have + broken

 We /you /they +would not have + broken

He /she/ it +would not have + broken

[Interrogative]

Would + I +have + broken?

 Would + We / you / they + have + broken?

 Would + He / she / it + have + broken?

 

Present continuous:

[Statement]

I + would be + breaking

We /you /they + would be + breaking

He /she /it + would be + breaking

[Negative]

I + would not be + breaking

We /you /they + would not be + breaking

He /she /it + would not be + breaking

[Interrogative]

Would + I +be + breaking?

Would +we /you /they +be + breaking?

Would + He /she /it +be + breaking?

 

Past continuous:

[Statement]

I + would have been + breaking

We /you /they +would have been + breaking

He /she /it+ would have been + breaking

[Negative]

I + would not have been + breaking

We /you /they +would not have been + breaking

He /she /it+ would not have been + breaking

[Interrogative]

Would + I + have been + breaking?

Would + we /you /they + have been + breaking?

Would + He /she /it + have been + breaking?

 

Imperative:

[Statement]

break

[Negative]

Do not break

 

[Statement]

Let’s break / let us break

[Negative]

Let’s not break

 

[Statement]

break

[Negative]

Do not break


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